Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fame and Fortune

Some people head to Hollywood seeking fame and/or fortune. As reported by the Beverly Press, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' subject set up shop in West Hollywood with the intent to seek fortune through a scheme that bilked Medicare of $1.5 million. (I...

Lying Compounds the Problem

When you know someone is doing something illegal, lying about it is never the right response. (Lying only compounds the problem.)The owners and operators of a Mississippi-based medical supply company that also provided compounded inhalation drugs knew that billing Medicare for compounded inhalation drugs...

How Not to Become a Millionaire

There is a wealth of information available on how to become a millionaire. Books, magazines and financial blogs abound with great advice, such as: earn more than you spend; save a set percentage of your income each month; or, make regular investments in the...

The Hypocritical Doctor

The Hippocratic Oath is a pledge taken by physicians and other health care professionals to practice medicine in an honest and ethical manner. A physician, who takes the Hippocratic Oath, but acts contrary to the pledge could be considered a hypocrite. SILive.com details a...

Second-hand Fraud

It has been said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. (This makes sense when talking about flea markets, but not so much when considering unused prescriptions.) An article posted on TheIslandNow.com tells the story of a New York pharmacist who defrauded Medicare,...

Losing Sleep

A lot of things can make you lose sleep. Perhaps you think too much about your ''to do'' list or maybe your significant other snores. There could also be a medical reason behind your inability to get enough rest. Whatever the case, sleep clinics...

Whether Needed or Not

A lot of Medicare fraud occurs when claims for medical services allegedly rendered are submitted, regardless of whether the patient needed it or not. Unscrupulous providers who submit these fraudulent claims are counting on their elderly patients to not look too closely at their...

Medicare Menaces

A health care provider's dedication to good care—guiding the patient toward the right service vs. the wrong one—can sometimes mean life or death (especially when the patient is elderly). So it's particularly troubling to hear of health care workers who actively blurred these lines...

Getting What Is Deserved

Hospice services are intended to help a person who has a terminal illness be more comfortable in their final days. During this difficult time as families plan for the death of their loved one, they rely upon hospice to help negotiate the inevitable. A...

Electric-powered Fraud

Listen to this Story</strong? Electricity unquestionably catalyzed an economic revolution and improved the quality of life of billions of people. For today's fraudsters, electricity was the crucial component in their get-rich-quick conspiracy. The Long Beach Post reports that a married...

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